Readings for next Sunday, 1st October:

Exodus 17: 1-7                                Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16

Philippians 2: 1-13                          Matthew 21: 23-32


Left at Caversham last Sunday – a small white plate with blue flower decoration. Please contact the office if it is yours.


Mowing of Caversham Church Lawns: With the current volunteers down to just 3, we are looking for people who would be prepared to go on a roster to mow the 3 pieces of lawn round the Caversham buildings. One more person would mean each would be required for an hour every 8 weeks, while two more would lighten the load to once every 10 weeks.  In the given week, you may do the lawns at a time that suits you - and the weather. The motor mower and fuel are supplied. Please give this some thought and contact Wendy at the church office or June at 487 7293 if you are willing to help.


Special Appeal for Lunch@Sidey: during October we are inviting members of the parish to contribute in support of our very successful community mission, Lunch@Sidey. Many of you generously provide soup for this Thursday lunch, and we receive bread and vegetables from Foodshare. However, we regularly need to purchase tea, coffee, sugar, milk, margarine etc and our funds are now running low. If you are able to help support the lunch in this way, we invite you to place your donation in a marked envelope with your offering any Sunday in October, or send directly to the office. Thank you.


A Thank you from Jan and Sande: we would like to thank the soup-makers, those who pick up from Foodshare and the Thursday helpers. Lunch@Sidey couldn’t operate without your help each week! We feed around 30 people each week; free food and good company – do come along!


Nambawan! – Global Mission’s September Vanuatu Newsletter is on the notice-board. Interesting stories about our local parishes’ involvement in Vanuatu.


Presbyterian Support “People” newsletter the Spring edition is on the back table for those who haven’t already received their own copy. If you would like to have your copy posted to you, please contact Presbyterian Support and ask to go on their mailing list. There are also a new supply of yellow bags in the office if you wish to use them to take your pre-loved goods to Presbyterian Support.


“A Season of Reflection” Opoho Presbyterian Church is holding the final in the series of reflective services tonight at 7pm. All welcome. See notice-board for more details.


“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” – Theology, Popular Culture and NZ’s Ongoing Fascination with Euthanasia - a public lecture by Dr Sam Bloore. Tuesday 26th September, 5.15pm, in Archway 2 theatre, Otago University. All welcome.


Spirituality Seminar: “A Personal Spiritual Journey” – Rev Greg Hughson, in the Dunedin Hospital Chapel on Thursday 28 September, 1-2pm. All welcome to attend this seminar.


This Week:

Thursday 28th            10.00am          Fruit & Vege depot

                                  11.30am           Lunch@Sidey

                             5 – 5.45pm           Fruit & Vege depot

Friday 29th                                        End of Term 3

Sunday 1st Oct            9.30am           Morning worship at Caversham, Communion

                                 10.30am           Morning tea at St Margaret’s Green Island

                                 11.00am           Morning worship at St Margaret’s, Communion

                                12.30pm            Lunch at Mitchell’s, South Rd, Caversham

                                  1.45pm            Service at Radius Fulton Care Centre